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Top 10 for the week of July 27th

Here's the GFDA Top 10 for this week, celebrating great things happening to move Great Falls Forward. 
1) Hosted a visit by a national site selector and client looking to build a large distribution facility.
2) GFDA Loan Committee approved a $2.5 million financing incentive package, our largest ever, as part of our effort to land a large industrial prospect. The MT Dept. of Commerce approved a $600,000 Primary Worker Training grant. 
3) EMTEQ has surpassed growth expectations. It has already hired 52 employees in Great Falls and just won new contracts that will drive further growth!
4) Our Great Falls Brand Alliance creative committee gave initial approval to the new brand look. We expect to be able to present the creative brand concept to the Alliance by the end of August. Stay tuned!
5) The new Downtown Development Partnership of Great Falls met for the first time, marking another step forward for downtown. The Downtown Action Alliance met for the last time, handing over the reigns to the Partnership. The Partnership is being formed as a non-profit corporation open to everyone interested in supporting downtown revitalization.
6) The MT Dept. of Revenue certified the new Great Falls Downtown Urban Renewal (TIF) District.
7) The Blue Rose downtown is featured in an episode of National Geographic Channel's Hutterite show.
8) Need some great new employees? Sign up for the Montana Guard and Reserve Job Fair being held in Great Falls on August 11th. Contact Parker Sullivan for more info: 791-0895
9) Our business strategists worked with two local businesses on growth plans and capabilities.
10) Kicked off the Forward Great Falls 2012-2017 campaign. With your support, we've set goals to be even more aggressive in growing and diversifying the Great Falls regional economy and supporting the creation of high wage jobs. If you would like to join our team, contact Jolene Bach at 750-4481

Thank you to TD & H Engineering, Cascade County Tavern Association, My Viola and Shoot the Moon for hosting our Forward Great Falls 2012-2017 Kick-off event!


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